Operations Research Approaches to Asset Management in Freight Rail

Michael F. Gorman, Steven Harrod

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    Abstract

    This article describes operations research methodologies as they apply to asset management in freight rail. We describe state-of-the-art methods for locomotive, crew, railcar, line and yard planning and management. We conclude with emerging areas of research in rail.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
    PublisherWiley
    Publication date2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Freight rail asset management
    • Locomotive consist planning
    • Crew scheduling
    • Railcar distribution
    • Yard planning
    • Line planning

    Cite this

    Gorman, M. F., & Harrod, S. (2011). Operations Research Approaches to Asset Management in Freight Rail. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0998